Véronique Leysen has been using a collagen supplement for four weeks and this is her experience

Collagen supplements are the beauty hype of the moment. Actress, entrepreneur and make-up artist Véronique Leysen (37) has been using Belène's Collagen Anti-Age Beauty Drink for four weeks and shares her experience.

What is collagen and why should you take a collagen supplement?

Collagen is a protein that naturally occurs in our bodies. It contributes to the strength of our bones, tendons, cartilage, skin and nails, among others. In the skin, it specifically provides elasticity, firmness and volume.

As you age, the production of collagen decreases. As a result, you will start to see more signs of ageing such as sagging skin and fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin becomes less elastic and looks less full.

To get your body to produce more collagen, you can take a collagen supplement - in addition to a healthy diet. This should make your skin fresher, more elastic, plumper and more radiant, as well as making your hair and nails stronger. Businesswoman and make-up artist Véronique Leysen tried Belène's Collagen Anti-Age Beauty Drink and this is her verdict after four weeks of testing.

What is it?

Collagen Anti-Age Beauty Drink is a liquid supplement containing collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, with no sugar or colourings. You take a 25ml dose every day and use it for at least 30 (preferably 90) days.

'My skin looks much fresher and plumper in the morning'

Véronique, why do you use a collagen supplement?

Véronique Leysen: 'I'm 37, have three children (read: little sleep) and a busy life, which is starting to take its toll on my skin. My skin is a bit less firm and lacks elasticity. An extra boost that can make it plumper and firmer would be welcome.'

What is your experience with the Collagen Anti-Age Beauty Drink?

I notice that I look better when I get out of bed in the morning. My skin immediately looks fresher and plumper. I used to see more fine lines in the morning and my skin looked a bit dull and 'crumpled'. This is no longer the case. I need less make-up to make my skin look fresher.'

'Ideal if you want beautiful and healthy skin but don't have time for an extensive skincare routine'

What does your morning routine look like?

'I just cleanse my skin with micellar water and apply a thin layer of moisturiser. After that, I apply a little concealer and put something on my lips, the bare essentials for taking the kids to school. After that - or later, as soon as I think of it - I take Belène's collagen supplement.'

Is the supplement easy to take?

'It's a drink that you just drink straight away. It tastes good and it takes no effort on my part. So I find the biggest advantage is that I don't waste any time with this. Unlike applying an extra serum or cream, because then you have to wait for it to penetrate. This is much easier.'

What have you noticed after four weeks of testing?

'My skin is more hydrated, looks fuller, firmer and more flawless. My hair is already full and strong, but I do notice that my nails have become much stronger as well. It's just a small effort to take it and your skin will only improve. So why not do it?'

Who would you recommend it to?

'People who have busy lives and therefore little time, but still want to take good care of their skin and make it more beautiful.'

Why should I take this collagen supplement?

  • It is easy and quick to take.
  • Your skin is more hydrated and gets a radiant glow, which is nice in winter.
  • Collagen contributes to firmer, tighter and fuller skin.
  • It can also make your hair and nails stronger.
  • Other ingredients like vitamin E, zinc and vitamin C protect your skin from damage caused by UV rays and pollution, among others.